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  • Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    Fuel Economy Continues to Rise: EPA Report

    by Luke Tonachel Natural Resources Defense Council March 15, 2013 New cars and trucks are poised to set new records in fuel efficiency according to the latest Fuel Economy Trends report from the EPA. When all the data is crunched, EPA expects the model year 2012 average to reach 23.8 mpg, a record-high level since the agency started data tracking 1975. Importantly, carbon pollution has also been reduced from new autos, dropping 13 percent from 2007 to 2012. More good […]

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  • U.S. Fuel Economy Continues Record-Breaking Surge

    U.S. Fuel Economy Continues Record-Breaking Surge

    GM Lays Out Plans to Save 12 Billion Gallons of Fuel by 2017, The fuel economy of the U.S. vehicle fleet continues to increase at a record-breaking pace in 2013 – and U.S. automakers are laying plans for continued improvements which will reduce fuel consumption by billions of gallons over the next five years.

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  • Cummins’ new ‘super truck’ to use 50% less fuel

    Cummins’ new ‘super truck’ to use 50% less fuel

    by Jeff Swiatek Indianapolis Star March 14, 2013 Cummins Inc. says it’s making progress in developing a new “super truck” that gulps 50 percent less fuel than typical long-haul tractor-trailers. The truck, designed with Peterbilt Motors Co. and other partners, averaged 9.9 miles a gallon in road tests last fall in Texas, the Indiana heavy-duty engine maker announced today. Read more…  

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  • New internal combustion engine could boost electric cars

    New internal combustion engine could boost electric cars

    by Gary Gastelu Fox News March 13, 2013 A revolutionary new internal combustion engine doesn’t go in circles, at all. Developed by engineers at the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Vehicle Concepts, the Free Piston Linear Generator is an all-new type of powerplant designed to be used as a range extender for electric cars. Read more…

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  • Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

    Ford EcoBoost Turbo Engines Explained

    by Mihnea Radu autoevolution March 10, 2013 …Thanks to the success of its turbocharged engine family, “EcoBoost” is as much a household name as Topaware, Pringles and the Harlem Shake, but it’s one of the newest engine families out there. So what is EcoBoost? This is the name given by Ford Motor Company, co-developed with FEV engineering and in production since 2009. But before we can tell you the technology that make an EcoBoost engine, we must first look into […]

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  • “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “When I took this job in 2008,” says Mike Gammella, president of UAW Local 1250 in Brook Park, Ohio, “we had the foundry announced to be closed, and Engine Plant #1 had 66 people. It looked like we were vanishing.” But instead of vanishing, Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant #1 is now gaining $200 million in new investment, hundreds of new jobs, and a hot-selling new engine: the 2.0 liter EcoBoost, which powers several Ford vehicles and up until now has […]

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